Monday, August 27, 2012

Dementional by Tonya Cannariato - Guest Post & Kindle Fire Giveaway

by Tonya Cannariato
August 23, 2012
Katarr Kanticles Press

Mark Inman has two loves: particle physics and Sarah. She agrees to become his wife at the same time his experiment to find the Higgs boson goes off the rails.

Journey with Mark while his existence melts and reforms in unpredictable ways as the veils between realities thin. His exploration of the minutiae of quantum physics builds a fascinating tapestry of alternate universes.

His search for survival, and the search for meaning and what is real, drive Mark as he experiences lives he never dreamed possible. His only touchstones: find Sarah and find his way home.

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Is an ounce of prevention really worth a pound of cure? Which is more valuable? Why do you feel this way?
by Tonya Cannariato 

I'm introducing Mark Inman, the particle physicist protagonist of Dementional. 

From the character’s perspective
As a scientist, I try to design experiments that follow the medical doctor's creed of “do no harm”; it fits with my pacifist inclinations. This, despite the fact that I'm employed by the Pentagon. However, I chose to work for that organization on the understanding that there is a strong argument to be made for the fact that a strong defense diminishes the need for countries to go on offensive adventures, so I'm doing what I can to help make sure the US maintains its security. My fascination with sub-atomic particles has led me to extend the experimentation around the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson as a way of establishing a dark matter shield that would be nearly impossible to break, given the unpredictable nature of quantum interactions.

The problem is, being too cautious doesn't get you to the cutting edge of discovery, while being too blasé regarding unintended consequences leads to the kind of disaster documented in the book about me, Dementional. 

Ultimately, from the perspective of scientific inquiry into the nature of soul and what it means to understand yourself as a distinct individual, the experiment that led to my dislocation in spacetime was a radical success. From the perspective of duplication of my experience, I would argue there couldn't be strong enough safeguards in place to prevent random, accidental dislocations that could have the unintended consequence of driving a nation mad. I'm still not sure whether my travels were more mental than physical—and I'm also willing to suspend scientific inquiry into what I went through, in the hopes that I've rediscovered my equilibrium.

About the author:
A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She’s lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she’s gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She’s currently based in Milwaukee with her three loves: her husband and two Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form. 

Find out more about Tonya on her website, Twitter, and Facebook

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